Monday, February 16, 2009

The Secret's Out!!!

I am now ready to share the 'top secret' layout that I hinted at in a post I made a couple of weeks ago. In doing so, I also share my BIG news...


















YEP!.. I'm pregnant! I am 8 weeks and due late September. This will be my second child, which means my little girl is going to be a big sister! I am itching to tell her all about the baby but I can't share it with her yet as she is only 2 and will more than likely not fully understand... well at least not until there's a belly to prove it! My DH and I are, needless to say, over the moon to have another member to or family on its way. I have been less than impressed, however, with the horrible morning sickness I have been dealt- I had none with my first child so it seems that I am getting a bit of payback for gloating about that this time around! I've had to take time off work to rest and feel sorry for myself, but on Saturday I returned to work and to many very excited friends. It feels good being back at work though it is awfully tiring standing up etc all day. Hopefully the tiredness and nausea will soon pass so I can get back to being myself... and so I can start working on the baby's room (which... gasp!.. is my scrap room... I have to give up my scrap room! Aargh! Not sure what's more painful- labour or giving up my space! LOL!)

Anyway, enough about all that. I am sure to go on enough about my baby over the next 7 months so I won't exhaust you all at once in this post!

On the weekend, my Mum came across this amazing project which is being co-ordinated to help the people affected by the bushfires in Victoria. Here's the info;

"To give families in the Victorian bush fire areas a personal way to say THANK YOU to those people that have helped them through this difficult time, we are asking all scrappers, paper crafters and card makers to lend a hand. We are asking you to make 10 thank you cards that will be packaged up and distributed to families in the bush fire areas so they can pass them onto anyone they want to thank. Your cards can be any design you wish but should feature the words THANK YOU and if possible, left blank inside for a personal note of thanks to be written. (Please provide an envelope too) You might also like to include a card from yourself for the recipient wishing them well and include it with your cards".

I am sure you will agree that this is a fantastic idea, and very easy to do. I am going to make my own batch of cards to send, and I hope that you will too.

If you do decide to do your bit to help those in need, please send your cards to;
JODI MANN
7 Bellevue Court
Boronia Vic 3155

Your cards should arrive no later than FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2009.

Well, that's it for today. Before you go, do check out my baby ticker in the sidebar... only 220 days to go!

14 comments:

Melissa said...

Yeehaaa, now I can finally scream my congratulations.I am so very excited for you, and for your Mum again, being around another little bubba.How exciting for DD to be a big sister too.Hope you are feeling more like youself soon sweetie.Lots of love to ya.xxoo

byclops said...

Ohhhh congratulations! Funny, as a few of us got together at Christine's yesterday and we were asking after you! Did Julie know? She very quietly mentinoed that you hadnt been feeling 100%!!!

Tina said...

OMG ....YAYYYYYYYYY how exciting for you all, Hope you have a happy, healthy and safe journey throught this pregnancy

Nicole Aspinall said...

Congrats Chloe! That's great news!

Kerryn said...

How awesome Chloe! Congratulations. Take care of yourself!
x

Jewls said...

oohh, I didn't know you were going to announce it & got a comment from Tina congratulating me on being a Granny again. I was a bit worried I'd let the cat out of the bag accidentally, LOL.
I'm so happy I can blab my mouth off now :)

Jolene Pienaar said...

Oh woohoooo congratulations!! Take it easy on that body of yours! Congrats!

Kirsty said...

ARGH!!! Congrats!!!

(I wasn't sick with my first two prgnancies-girls- but lost about 15kg in my third-boy...maybe bubby is a boy?!?!)

I am thrilled for you:)

Felicity said...

CONGRATS!!!! That is super super super exciting!!! I am jumping around the room!!!!
Oh boy.. morning sickness. Its horrible ey.. lets hope yours stop real soon!!!
How exciting, your little girl will be a big sister!!! :)
Cant wait to read about your journey!!
Lv Flis xxxx

Anna Fourie said...

chlooooeeeeeee! congratulations! i remember the morning sickness feeling all too well... so i hope you feel lots better soon!

Tanya said...

Huge congrats to you Chloe! Hope the morning sickness goes away!!!

SANDIE MALLON said...

hope the morning sickeness eases up soon chick.. when i last saw u at the LSS you werent your usual bright self.. i thought something was up.. but this is a huge suprise ... yay...

do u think i can have your job now.. rofl.. jokes .. love the baby ticker..

TatumW said...

Woohoo!! Congratulations honey, so excited for you xx

Shimano (aka Christine) said...

Congrats on a new arrival.
xx